Monday, 14 November 2011

Stitching my interpretation of Monet

Just a quick post today.  Here is my attempt at interpreting my painted piece in stitch.  Not much to say about it really other than I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out.  Just a couple more stitched samples to go and I'll be ready to move on to Chapter Ten :)

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Monet colours

I'm busy working on the last samples for chapter nine right now.  First off had to do a quick painting with some colours picked out from the above painting of the Houses of Parliament by Monet.

 This is my poor attempt with the paints and brush - should be a horizontal view but I can't get blogger to load it the right way but anyhow you get the idea.
 I've picked out some threads and am ready to start making the first stitched sample so if you need me this afternoon you'll find me sat at the sewing machine ... can't think of a better way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon :)

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Not as loud as I thought

 I finished that sample I showed in the last post.  I'm actually pretty pleased with how it turned out.  The finished piece isn't as loud as I thought it might.  All the bright colours almost had the effect of cancelling each other out and it looks a lot more subtle that I thought would be possible.
I love how the layers of stitch have created lots of texture, and the stitch pattern has become less recognisable.  It almost looks like it could be a piece of weaving I think.

I'm hoping to spend the rest of the day finishing the colour grading exercise.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Tartan on Acid

Sorry things have slipped in to being a bit quiet here again recently.  Life is a bit manic at the moment, and may become even more so as I will be moving house in the not too distant future so there will be lots of things going on to distract me from stitching :(

But for now I'm working on a sample for chapter nine using all 6 of the primary and secondary colours.

I'm about half way through the stitching and so far the sample is looking rather like some psychedelic tartan.  There is still lots of stitching to be done, but I can only imagine that this will get wilder and wilder :)